High School Diploma or equivalent (GED, California state proficiency test, etc. 

Ability-to-Benefit (ATB): non high school graduates or GED equivalent are considered students subject to the ability-to-benefit guidelines. Applicants enrolling in the instructor training program must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and a valid cosmetology license.

Pass an admission test of 70% or higher. Students who failed the test may be retested after a ten day waiting period.